Written by Michelle Kretzer
When pig abuser
Hormel's notorious nonfood Spam turned 75, the company decided to
celebrate its saturated fat, cholesterol, and pig abuse in a tin with a party.
Never ones to let an opportunity to share animals' side of things pass us by,
PETA sent brave "piggies" into Hormel territory.
people lured by free food and music arrived, the PETA pigs were there to greet
them and tell them why they should cease being Spammers.
eagerly pored over the food for thought provided by the pigs: vegetarian/vegan starter kits, Paul McCartney's slaughterhouse exposé "Glass Walls," and the kicker—PETA's "Think Before You Eat"
leaflets. We're betting that at
least a few folks skipped the mystery meat and headed for the crudités.
sure to check out our commemorative Spam T-shirt, available now. And help stop Spamming.
Tell Hormel to end the egregious acts of blatant
cruelty to animals—such as the beating, kicking, and sexual abuse of pigs—that
PETA documented on a Hormel supplier's farm.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.